Hull City Ladies are pleased to announce they have partnered with Inspire Ignite to help raise awareness of mental wellbeing and to have mental health training delivered by Inspire Ignite.

The partnership will see Inspire Ignite deliver mental health presentations and workshops to Hull City Ladies Seniors and Girls Elite Academy players and coaches.

For the Academy Inspire Ignite will deliver fun and interactive presentations that will engage children and will connect physical and mental wellbeing. The presentations help increase understanding about confidence/handling stress/attitude and teamwork in football. 

Presentations on Mental Wellbeing for the coaches and senior players will be how to use and feed the Emotional Intelligence to make a better player and put together bespoke support for the players.

Workshops with Hull City Ladies players and staff about Mental Wellbeing will be delivered to help enhance player performance. 

Together, both organisations will help to raise awareness through a series of awareness days such as World Suicide Prevention Day as well as World Mental Health Day. 

Inspire Ignite was founded in 2014 by Mental Health Nurse Sue Altass and Social Worker Hannah Cheshire. Inspire Ignite was set up with the aim of making a real difference to mental health by working with young people to encourage personal development, confidence, and self-esteem.

Sue and Hannah recognised through their years of working in statutory and voluntary sector mental health and addiction services that a lot of mental well-being issues encountered in later life are preventable if self-esteem and confidence are developed earlier.

Hull City Ladies are helping the community lead a better and more healthier life they hope to improve people’s physical and mental well-being by working with key organisations and charities. The Tigresses are highlighting different awareness days to create more awareness around important issues, including campaigns and key events.

Danny Johnson, Managing Director of Hull City Ladies said: “I am very pleased for the club to be working alongside Inspire Ignite to further promote mental health.

They have created programmes that schools and colleges can use for all their children and young people, to help them understand what makes them tick, and learn how to make choices that have a positive impact on their well-being and the student’s future. I am looking forward to how we can both work collaboratively in schools where we can deliver football sessions, mental health programmes and workshops.

Inspire Ignite will make a real difference working with our senior and academy players,  to encourage personal development, confidence, and self-esteem. We are motivated to make a positive difference in our region and it is important to link in with local organisations who share similar values to us.”

Sue Atlass, Co-Founder of Inspire Ignite said: “ It’s great to be working with Hull City Ladies and the future lioness’s to build confident and aspiring players in the exciting game of football. Mental Wellbeing plays a huge part in a player reaching their potential”

Notes for Editors

Inspire Ignite 

Inspire Ignite, mental health & wellbeing experts, inspiring young people and igniting their belief in themselves to reach their true potential. 

Inspire Ignite’s head office is ​II-AC Holdings Limited, One Business Village, West Dock Street, Hull, HU3 4HH.

Their website is at 

Hull City Ladies 

Hull City Ladies works within the local community to create opportunities for women & girls in the region to develop, empower & achieve. Hull City Ladies strives both on and off the field to help enhance the women’s game within the heart of our city, nationally and internationally.

Our website is 

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